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marvin banks is charged with two counts of capital murder and account for stealing the cruiser. jody calloway also charged in the killing. and banks brother as accessory after murder. and a fourth suspect cornelius clark, charged with obstruction of justice. the two victims are a recent police academy graduate and a decorated k-9 officer. a 34-year-old husband and father of two. he was officer of the year in 2012. it has been more than 30 years since a hattiesburg officer died in the line of duty, leaving the community in shock. >> all these men and women allow us to god and have a peaceful dan come back home. kellye: the american association of poison control centers says it has seen a spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses. they recorded more than 1500
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cases last month compared with just 901 the first three months of the year. his past week, four people were treated in millersville maryland, after being found unconscious. prosecutors are seeking a 17 year prison sentence for the georgetown rabbi who pled not guilty to secretly recording naked women. rabbi barry freundel say -- prosecutor say that he spied on at least 50 woman as they undressed for a ritual bath. you'll be sentenced next week. cases like the death of freddie gray and baltimore and the michael brown in missouri have fueled nationwide calls for the police to wear body cameras. 7 on your side takes a closer look at how they work. jennifer donelan went to scottsdale, arizona, to meet one of the top makers of body cameras. jennifer: if the answer to this
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is to put cameras on the bodies of the men and women in blue, the question of will they work might lie in the question of how they work. >> welcome to taser. jennifer yes taser the company known for stun gun weapons is one of the most sought after manufacturers and the nations for police body cameras. >> it's a fisheye lens that captures a wide angle. if i wear these glasses and i have this and i'm looking that way, it's capturing everything i am seeing on patrol. jennifer: the cameras constantly record, but the saving of the footage begins when the officer clicks it into event mode. some have said, do police officers have too much control over the devices? it takes two clicks to turn on. what if an officer wants to stop recording because the arrest is
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going badly and they do not want to be caught on camera? it takes five seconds for it to turn off. and once it's off, the device records how it was turned off. so that officer will have to explain why they shut it down. officers can review the footage on their phones. what a my seeing? >> this is a bluetooth streaming of the video live, back to the iphone. jennifer: the power to delete? >> there is no delete on any of the cameras. jennifer: it comes from above after the videos are download it when the cameras are docked for recharging. >> that is a tidal wave of data. jennifer: they have a massive virtual storage farm in the cloud. we use the amazon storage farm. every video is digitally tagged, imprinted with every viewing
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including by whom and any alterations. the original is also retained, so the camera to courtroom, the chain of custody remains intact. >> it's about transparency. jennifer: potentially impacting behavior on both sides of the badge. jennifer donelan, abc 7 news. kellye: taser just announced the next generation of its body cameras that will operate automatically, beyond the officers control. d.c. mayor muriel bowser said a are deploying cameras in the city but there is a holdup. mayor bowser: we also recognize the technology is changing fast and that we need to come up with a robust set of rules. kellye: the council is at odds over those rules and regulations. balser says the cameras will not roll out until those are set in stone. d.c. has spent $5.1 million on 2800 cameras. a montgomery county police officer is being hailed a hero
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after saving in infants life. tonight, there are questions as to what happened to the child in the first place. it started thursday night when officer david reed found a woman frantically crying in a parking lot in the white of shopping center. her one month old little girl was not breathing. officer read immediately took action, taking the child into his arms. officer: i struck the back of the baby between the shoulder blades and the baby took a deep threat then began to cry. kellye: the baby is doing just fine with family members. mother is in the hospital. the police are investigating what went wrong. coming up -- reliving history, the amazing look back at what is being called our nation's greatest generation and how a teacher and veteran made it all come to life. devon: combined heat, humidity called fronts storm chances could be coming. the forecast coming up.
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kellye: a day to remember the nations capital is vintage warplanes was dover the national mall. 50 planes were flying to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in europe day. people gathered along the national mall andy world war ii memorial to watch the hour-long flyover. and you do not have to be on the mall to see the show. abc 7 crews found cars pulled
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over the bw parkway. the airplanes came down from a nasa's, following the potomac down to the national mall, meaning no flights between noon and about 1:15. friday, u.s. secretary of state john kerry laid a wreath at the world war ii memorial in paris. ve day was a watershed in american history. as jay korff reports, a local teacher made that moment come alive for students when she took them on a remarkable ride back in history with the help of a world war ii veteran. jay: this elementary in springfield is the only german immersion program in the region. the german teacher recently returned from her mother's home town to return -- to attend festivities celebrating 70 years of democracy. the city nearly obliterated by allied bombs was a not see stronghold during world war ii before american gis liberated
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the city. >> i could tell that the war was about over but i had silence in my heart because of the people who might have been in those buildings and did not evacuate and lost their lives. jay: to transform her trip, she found rocher in iowa. the 91-year-old still fits into his uniform. she flew him to germany and brought with her questions that students posed to elderly germans who were children during the war. >> what was going through your mind and how did you feel when you first saw an american soldier? jay: she videotaped the most emotional answers. >> don't worry, don't worry. he repeated that 5, 6 times. my mom said, what do they want? here come the americans. jay: myron was so touched by the
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trip and the thank you cards from the students that he returned the favor. [student gas] [applause] - [students gasp] >> i try to impress on them that freedom is not free. that there is a cost of many lives. jay: myron came to virginia knowing this may be the last time he will have the energ make this trip, to be a witness to time. >> it was priceless, the experience they had. >> i'm glad i could still be able to do it. jay: jay korff, abc 7 news. kellye: ahead a fight over cell phones on airplanes. you have been able to use them
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before and during takeoff, but a new ruling this week, does that still stand?
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kellye: d.c. police are asking for your help in finding a kidnapping and sexual assault case. a woman said that she got in a car this morning. the vehicle had an uber geek out. the woman said the driver
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refused to let her leave and then tried to sexually assault her. it's not clear how the woman escaped. abc 7 reached out to uber, and they sent a statement saying the company is urgently looking into the serious report and has reached out to mpd to offer a systems. developing now, a new court ruling allows passengers to keep using cell phones during takeoff and landing's. the u.s. court of appeal in the district throughout an appeal by the flight attendant union. the group said the faa did not take the proper legal steps when changing the role in 2013, but the court said the faa acted within its authority. so there you go. devon: i love using my phone when there is nothing else to do. for tracking at least, sometimes it helps you track the weather. download our weather app from wjla.com.
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it's a great resource, and we have facebook and twitter updates about the forecast such as these. we have hot weather headed our way. all the 90's on sunday. charleston, west virginia, the fourth, fifth day in a row they are over 90-plus. 92 nashville. montgomery, alabama, pushing the mid-90's. factor in the humidity, that is really hot even this early. with that comparison as highs, we have a chance of storms. combine the cold front with severe weather the last couple days, you have heard about ana. made landfall north carolina coming inland, getting weaker. the national hurricane center issued its last update. said monday afternoon it will be due south of the region. it will have a possible influence to enhance the moisture, give us a shot of widely scattered showers and storms. not a lot coming. no chance of high wind or
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widespread heavy rain, but the combination of heat and humidity, scattered storms in the afternoon and evening. tuesday, detectors do not go down, they will actually spike. hine. take away the humidity with the dry air, breezy southwest wind the highest combination of the easier possibility to heat up the dry air. more cloud cover develops monday . happy mother's day to you. it will be mild, but human. may be able to get away without the light jacket. getting to the office and the metro, don't even need the code. scattered storms midday, all through the afternoon and evening. looks to be scattered likely because we have the combination of all the effects coming into play. it is warm humid, everybody is into the 80's. the humidity could make it feel closer to 90 degrees.
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tuesday, we actually get the front to pass through, the humidity is gone, drier air. we have west, southwest wind the hottest combination. we could hit 90 as the high. upper 80's, 90, i will leave it to you whether the dry air with the 90's feels better than the more humid 85. cooler air eventually drops in as the wind shifts directions wednesday, breezy, mid-70's. the coolest day on thursday, 71. keep in mind that is close to the high temperature off tomorrow. the rain chances friday and saturday into next weekend. that is a very uncertain flow that is coming in, northwest flow, so don't much thought into it. and happy mother's day to you. kellye: thank you, devon. still to come, how jules houses turning kids of all walks of life into stars and the benefits that it has four parents.
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kellye: we have confirmed the next president of the university of the district of columbia. ronald mason jr. has been tapped to fill the role. he is currently the president at southern university. dr. james lyons senior had served as the interim president since march 2013.
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a celebration of special children this weekend for jill's house, a place where parents of children with intellectual disabilities can get a little respite care and the children can have fun. these families find a second home there. alison: friday night is jenna's favoredite night of the week. >> it provides the gift of time. alison's: parents rarely get respites but there are special facilities and other kids just like them. and their parents can spend time with each other, with other children, or just resting. >> it's two full nights where they can have uninterrupted sleep at home and do things like go to the movies. alison: things that many of us
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take for granted. jill practice law and had four children. what you went back to work, she quickly related to the parents that she met. >> what an incredible privilege it is to be a parent and what a challenge it can be. and i feel very blessed my children are healthy and typically developing but even so there were times where i felt overwhelmed. alisonm: and she is constantly impressed by what the families go through with so much straight. >> they are amazing advocates and they are seeking out resources, looking to do the best they can buy their children. alison" after five years, she still gets emotional, saying this job has fundamentally changed her. >> it is a privilege. and to be part of these families lives is an honor. to know these children and to take the time to look them in the eye and talk to them.
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kellye: right now jill's house offers quarterly respites. more than one couple said the service they provide save their marriage.
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